November is for writers
November… it’s the time of year for all the fall things, eating leftover Hallowe’en candy, snuggling by a fire, and driving yourself bananas trying to write every single day!
Yeah write is back with a 30 day challenge designed to help you build your writing practice by getting your butt in the chair and your fingers on the keyboard daily. It’s that simple and that hard.
Welcome to NoMo at yeah write 2015! NoMo excuses. NoMo wishing you could just get started. NoMo shortening of words to make a cute little name for month-long writing (okay, maybe just this last one).
Sign up now!
Joining this challenge is easy – simply grab the NoMo badge from the sidebar, post it to the main page of your blog and add your blog’s URL to the inlinkz grid below between midnight EDT October 29, 2015 and midnight EST November 5, 2015. (Yes, the US will end daylight savings time and return to standard time during our entry period and I promise that’s the most complicated thing in this process.)
There’s no need to add your posts every single day. Just use your main blog URL and people can jump in whenever.
Yeah write staff will review each blog for daily posting and anyone who gets to the finish line (aka November 30) with one post a day for 30 days will be eligible for a prize!
Prizes? What’s that now?
Your sense of accomplishment should be prize enough. No, I’m kidding.
Everyone who signs up by midnight EDT on November 5, 2015, and posts to their blog every single day throughout November will be eligible to win one of three Random Penguin mugs (alternate prize of equal value to non-US residents).
Note that if you sign up after November 1, you still need to have had blog posts daily every day in November. Signing up on the 5th doesn’t get you a pass on the first few days of writing.
Read your rowmies
We are all about community here and the NoMo writing challenge is no different. At yeah write, your rowmies are the other blogs in the same row as you on the grid. We’d love it if you’d visit every blog on the grid, but we know you’re busy. Please do your best to visit the blogs of your rowmies, and anyone else you can, as often as possible to comment and cheer them on. Make new friends and discover new-to-you blogs.
Halfway through, we’ll mix it up!
The fine print
Posting every day means that when we look to verify your postings, we will see one dated every day in November. No doubling up because you missed a day. (You can still hang with us, you just won’t be eligible for the prize.)
All genres are welcome. Mixed genre blogs are welcome! A post could be a photo and a caption. It can be a 3,000 word diatribe. Maybe it’s an entry into one of our 3 regular weekly challenges – nonfiction, fiction|poetry, or microstories. Maybe it’s something else. You have to post SOMETHING.
Remember that if you join in a regular yeah write weekly writing challenge, your entry to that grid counts as a daily post, but it must adhere to the guidelines of that challenge’s submission guidelines. Word count, publication date, answering the ultimate question, etc. all matter.